Richard Cole

A Glance Back

  • AllMusic Rating
    6
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The debut solo album from Richard Cole, a Seattle sax player with some pretty good chops. The tone is relatively high here, making use of squeaks and squeals as possible, and holding to a modern jazz ideal in general. The solos sometimes draw themselves out in a slow arc before moving on, but they showcase some very nice sensitivity in exploring the range. The jazz scene in Seattle picked up quite a bit after the release of this album, and this album shows some of the local regulars and an excellent bit of work in what was to come.

blue highlight denotes track pick